On March 4th my friends Kara and Brooke came to visit me on their Spring Break!!
They flew in to LAX pretty late on Friday so with the time difference they were pretty exhausted... which is pretty common when people come to visit!! But despite how tired they were, there was non-stop chatter and laughter the whole hour car ride home and then it was straight to bed!!
The next day was supposed to be one of the nicest days during their stay, so we had to go to the BEACH! We bought some drinks and snacks, packed a cooler, and were on our way to a full day of soaking up the SUN. It couldn't have been a better day! That night we went to the Oceanside Pier to watch the sunset and eat dinner at Ruby's Diner (a place I take just about every visitor). Then we called it a day, still a little tired from the trip and the sun had DRAINED any energy they had left!!
Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton
Sunday we went down to San Diego to another one of my FAVORITE "touristy" spots, Seaport Village. We did some shopping, ate at the Greek Cafe, enjoyed the people watching and after a couple of hours we headed back home.
Kara at the Hat Shop :]
The next day was rainy and kind of chilly so we decided to go get some sushi takeout, bring it back to my neighbor Christina's house and watch some Sex and The City. That night we had some drinks and played games, just like old times up at CMU and this couldn't have made me any happier... to have my friends with me, making me laugh, and keeping my mind off things!
I MUST mention that Diego LOVES company and he WOULD NOT leave these poor girls alone for one second!! He took a particular liking to Brooke... (if you know what I mean) and we could not stop laughing!!
Brooke scared to pop the cork on her champagne
I tried so hard to get the picture right when it popped... but no such luck.
Sorry... Brooke's pictures with Diego were inappropriate to put on the Internet. LOL
Their last day here we got another BEAUTIFUL day, so we made sure to take advantage of it and went to the beach, where Kara and Brooke decided to make a beautiful turtle in the sand and we worked on getting them some tan lines before they went back to Michigan. After a couple of hours, we went home and got all dolled up to go out to dinner in San Clemente to Avila's El Ranchito. We had some margaritas and some amazing Mexican food which made for great conversation and the PERFECT last night of their vacation!!
One of my favorite places to eat and take my visitors!
I was SO SAD that they had to leave because of how much FUN we had that week and what GREAT company they were. I hadn't laughed that much in a LONG time and I sure needed it!! What great friends they are to spend THEIR SPRING BREAK/time off from school and a busy schedule to come visit ME!!
Their stay was GREATLY appreciated!! :]